Debate: Is evil evidence against God? Emerson Green vs. Dr. Khaldoun Aziz Sweis

Here’s the audio from my recent debate hosted by Adherent Apologetics on the problem of evil. I argue that with respect to suffering, the world looks about as we’d expect it to look if god did not exist. Atheists can do a much better job explaining the kinds, degree, and distribution of suffering we observe in our world. Specifically, I appealed to three lines of evidence: The biological role of pain and pleasure, gratuitous suffering, and divine silence during tragedies.

(note – I accidentally said “When I was an atheist,” near the beginning when I meant to say, “When I first became an atheist.”)

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A few recent appearances on other channels:

Consciousness and Atheism with John Buck and Craig Reed TCR

Tjump and Emerson Green on Panpsychism – The Right to Reason Podcast

Deconversion and Atheism with The Non-Alchemist

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